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Inspector - Construction

6425 Huber St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA Req #2
Thursday, December 26, 2019

One Water, One Team

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community. 


“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.

We are looking for an Inspector for Utility Review and Permits (URAP) who will be responsible for the execution of contractor construction services for major and smaller projects required for the improvement and expansion of the Great Lakes Water Authority. 


Essential functions and responsibilities (not all-inclusive)

  • You will inspect conflicts with our water and sewer mains with proposed crossings over or under our mains with new water, sewer, storm and cable.  You will review and interpret plans, blueprints, sketches and specifications, and provide detailed information of factors or issues that may affect construction projects.
  • You will conduct inventory on “as-built “information in the field with what is in the area currently
  • Using GIS technology, you will identify and locate mains and update the “as-built” information
  • You will maintain quality control standards by assuring inspection and field or laboratory testing of all construction materials, supplies and equipment used on construction projects.
  •  In this role you will prepare daily, and weekly activity logs, reports and specialized reports required for construction accounting and historical reporting.
  •  Our Inspectors advise and assist the engineer in refining requests, securing corrections to defective work, errors and omissions in the design to avoid a non-compliance report.
  • You will attend construction meetings and monitor work schedules to determine progress and prepare estimates for contract payments
  •  Our team members wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow policies and procedures in carrying out work duties and on occasion, provide on the job training 

Required Education & Experience:

·         High School Diploma or GED

·         Two (2) years of construction management experience in relation to a water treatment facility and distribution system

·         EPA Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Certification

·         EPA Lead Abatement Certification

·         MIOSHA Confined Space Certification

·         MDEQ Soil Erosion & Soil Control Certification  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Water distribution and wastewater collection processes, equipment and systems

·         Principles and practices of engineering and construction management

·         Safety regulations such as OSHA, MIOSHA, and other applicable local and state codes, rules and policies

·         Construction specifications, standards and materials testing requirements

·         Basic Geographic Information Systems

·         Conduct precise observations

·         Prepare clear and accurate reports

·         Use survey instruments, tools and other equipment

·         Use advanced technology

·         Read and interpret contract drawings/specification and schematics

·         Maintain regular and reliable attendance

·         Provide training and evaluation as a subject matter expert on technical topics

·         Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures

·         Understand and follow verbal and written instructions

·         Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

·         Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the Organization about process, equipment or potential problems

·         Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software

·         Direct team activities or to work as a team member 


Other Requirements:

·         A valid Michigan Driver’s License and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on all terrain  

·         May be required to provide own vehicle for transportation on a reimbursed mileage basis

·         Ability to work irregular hours, commute to GLWA facilities and work sites

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of hardworking, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.


We are dedicated to efficiently delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your demonstrated hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated.


We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Other details

  • Job Family Inspector
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education High School
  • 6425 Huber St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA